Penobscot County ME Information


Penobscot County Subdivisions

Penobscot County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 157,404
Population in Households 149,928
Population in Familes 111,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,476
Population Density1 46
Diversity Index2 13


Median Household Income $47,830
Average Household Income $63,641
Per Capita Income $26,382


Total Housing Units 76,182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,946 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,818 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 12,418 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $151,604
Average Home Value $171,618


Total Households 63,764
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 38,706
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.25%
Households 0.15% 0.18%
Families -0.07% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.73%


Penobscot County ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penobscot County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents in Maine by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 88th
Population Density # 9 50th
Diversity Index # 4 81st
Median Household Income # 10 44th
Per Capita Income # 9 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maine Census Data Comparison Tool.